Body: WWE THUNDERDOME AT TROPICANA FIELD — Like a corked bottle of champagne that’s been left out for too long, Carmella fell flat in her attempt to dethrone SmackDown Women’s Champion Sasha Banks at Royal Rumble.

That’s not to say The Legit Boss had an easy path to victory. Carmella’s sommelier, Reginald, provided a timely distraction that turned the match in his employer’s favor. Carmella then exploited the advantage with her own cruel tactics, tying Banks’s hair around the bottom rope and stomping her viciously.

Carmella pushes Sasha Banks to the limit: Royal Rumble 2021 (WWE Network Exclusive)

Carmella fights tooth and nail in an attempt to dethrone the SmackDown Women’s Champion. Catch WWE action on WWE Network, FOX, USA Network, Sony India and more.

At a critical juncture in the match, Carmella flung Sasha to the floor and into Reginald’s waiting arms. The Boss deftly spun “Reggie” head over heels with a headscissors takedown, and not long after, the referee, having had enough of Reginald’s antics, ejected him from ringside.

Despite the loss of her sommelier, Carmella continued taking the fight Banks, leveling her with a high-risk dive to the floor and gaining a near-fall off a pair of pinpoint-accurate superkicks. Nonetheless, Sasha managed to stay alive and snap on the Bank Statement, forcing a tapout.

While the result leaves Carmella in search of a palate-cleanser, The Blueprint will now be keeping close tabs on tonight’s Royal Rumble Match, which may well determine her opponent at WrestleMania 37.

Body: WWE THUNDERDOME AT TROPICANA FIELD — Like a corked bottle of champagne that’s been left out for too long, Carmella fell flat in her attempt to dethrone SmackDown Women’s Champion Sasha Banks at Royal Rumble.

That’s not to say The Legit Boss had an easy path to victory. Carmella’s sommelier, Reginald, provided a timely distraction that turned the match in his employer’s favor. Carmella then exploited the advantage with her own cruel tactics, tying Banks’s hair around the bottom rope and stomping her viciously.

Carmella pushes Sasha Banks to the limit: Royal Rumble 2021 (WWE Network Exclusive)

Carmella fights tooth and nail in an attempt to dethrone the SmackDown Women’s Champion. Catch WWE action on WWE Network, FOX, USA Network, Sony India and more.

At a critical juncture in the match, Carmella flung Sasha to the floor and into Reginald’s waiting arms. The Boss deftly spun “Reggie” head over heels with a headscissors takedown, and not long after, the referee, having had enough of Reginald’s antics, ejected him from ringside.

Despite the loss of her sommelier, Carmella continued taking the fight Banks, leveling her with a high-risk dive to the floor and gaining a near-fall off a pair of pinpoint-accurate superkicks. Nonetheless, Sasha managed to stay alive and snap on the Bank Statement, forcing a tapout.

While the result leaves Carmella in search of a palate-cleanser, The Blueprint will now be keeping close tabs on tonight’s Royal Rumble Match, which may well determine her opponent at WrestleMania 37.